Lent, Charity, and the Bishop's Annual Appeal

Works of justice pleasing to God

The foundational call of Christians to charity is a frequent theme of the Gospels.  During Lent, we are asked to focus more intently on "almsgiving," which means donating money or goods to the poor and performing other acts of charity. 

As one of the three pillars of Lenten practice, almsgiving is "a witness to fraternal charity" and "a work of justice pleasing to God." (Catechism of the Catholic Church, no. 2462). -- from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

Evangelization, Worship, Charity

During this season of Lent, the Diocese of Raleigh is in the midst of its Annual Bishop's Appeal. Each parish in the diocese is asked to support this annual appeal which funds more than 30 ministries that focuse their efforts on Evangelization, Worship, and/or Charity. 

View this brief video from the Diocese of Raliegh about the impact of the BAA-funded ministries and consider how you can help provide financial support for the various ministries in our diocese.

One-time donations or pledges of support to be made over a period of time may be made online through the diocesan website or by downloading, printing and completing this pledge form and sending it to the diocesan office.

Please be certain to enter Holy Cross Catholic Church Durham when making a donation or pledge, so that your support can be counted toward the $59,155 goal set for Holy Cross this year. Your support in helping Holy Cross achieve its goal is sincerely appreciated, as is the good work made possible with the help of each donation to this annual diocesan appeal.

Tags: Bishop's Annual Appeal, BAA2018, charity, works of justice, evangelization, worship
 

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